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1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives and scope
1.3 Thesis outline
Literature review
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Compressor characteristic curve
2.3 Compressor instability - surge and stall characteristic
2.4 Surge control techniques
2.4.1 Surge avoidance
2.4.2 Surge suppression
2.4.3 Active surge control
2.5 Compressor surge test rig overview
2.6 Summary of literature review
3.2 Test Rig Overview
3.3 Motor bearings improvement
Figure 3.3: Comparison between SKF 7005 CD bearing versus SKF hybrid bearing
3.4 Piping system design
3.4.1 Piping supports modal analysis
3.5 Compressor rotor modification
3.5.1 Rotordynamics analysis
3.5.2 Unbalance force analysis
3.6 Chiller for high speed motor
3.7 Precision Alignment
3.8 Assembled compressor test rig
Testing and experimental results
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Commissioning
4.2.1 Motor solo run
4.2.2 Maximum speed testing and mechanical assessment of compres-
4.3 Characteristic curve and instability identification
4.3.1 Characteristic curve
4.3.2 Uncertainty analysis
4.3.3 Analysis of surge observations
4.3.4 Discussions
4.4 Effect of impeller tip clearance
5.1 Conclusions
5.2 Implications
5.3 Recommendations for future work
5.3.1 Develop surge controller
5.3.2 Speed tachometer
5.3.3 Accelerometers
5.3.4 Acoustic measurement for surge detection
A.1 Prealignment
A.2 Alignment
E.1 Flow meter selection
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KT Thesis July2009 Final Print

KT Thesis July2009 Final Print

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